Change Google Chrome Browsers default download location


Google Chrome downloads the files from the internet to Downloads folder by default be it running on Windows or Mac OS X Operating systems.

Default download locations :

Windows XP :
\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Downloads
Windows 7 :
\Users\<username>\Downloads
Windows 8/ Windows 10 :
\Users\<username>\Downloads
Mac OS X :
\Users\<username>\Downloads
Linux :
\home\<username>\Downloads
Change Default file download Location:

If you do not want Chrome to download and save files to this default location then you must choose your specific destination as follows :

  1. Click on Chrome menu (Hamburger menu icon: Customize and Control Google Chrome)
  2. Now Select on Settings from the menu
  3. Now Click on Show advanced settings hyperlink.
  4. Scroll till you find Downloads
  5. Change the Download location to the one you want.

If you want Chrome to ask download location for each file to be downloaded then follow the below steps :

  1. Click on Chrome menu (Hamburger menu icon: Customize and Control Google Chrome)
  2. Now Select on Settings from the menu
  3. Now Click on Show advanced settings hyperlink.
  4. Scroll till you find Downloads
  5. Check: ask where to save the file before downloading.



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